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Plastic particle detector for detection of biological aerosol and other fluorescent materials

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A plastic particle detector for detecting biological and other fluorescent materials is disclosed. The detector detects the fluorescence and scattering signals from these materials using deep UV excitation. The detector is fabricated using plastic materials and exploits the properties of lower manufacturing costs, lower materials costs, light weight, ruggedness and assembly ease offered by plastics, while eliminating stray fluorescence signals ordinarily generated by plastic materials.

Inventors: 
Goad, Aime P.; Sickenberger, David W.; Narayanan, Fiona E.; Kreis, Richard J.; Strauch III, Lester D.; Kilper, Gary K.; Cabalo, Jerry B.; Wylie, Harold S.; Wong, Anna
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Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2015-04-03
Grant Date: 
2016-11-22
Grant time: 
599 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
10
Claim count percentile rank: 
7
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA